Students of USTM & RIST bagged all three prizes
2nd March, 2017, USTM, Meghalaya : On the occasion
of National Science Day celebration 28th Feb, 2017, Institute of Advanced Study
in Science and Technology (IASST) in association with Cotton College State
University (CCSU) had organized Science Model Exhibition at IASST Campus. Around
fifty educational institutions from Assam had participated in the exhibition. As
a token of reverence to Dr. C V Raman, the nobel laureate scientist, the
exhibition was conducted to encourage innovation, scientific temper and spirit
amongst the young generation, specifically the students’ fraternity. The
valedictory session was organized on 1st march, 2017 and the results of the
science model competition was declared.
Noteworthy to mention that the students of the Department of Applied Biology,
University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) & Regional Institute of
Science & Technology (RIST) had bagged all three prizes. USTM & RIST, the two
flagship institutions working under the auspices of ERD Foundation, Guwahati had
always encouraged its students to do something innovative which would leave a
mark of their own distinction in the field of science and technology.
The first prize was won by the team led by Paras Moni Goswami of the department
of Applied Biology, USTM. The theme of their presentation was focused on “Waste
Water Treatment Plant’ which signified the ways to recycle the waste water and
how it can be used as a source of hydro-electricity and bio-fuel production.
The second prize had gone to 5-members’ team comprising Taba Tallo, Moumita
Debnath, Suma K Marak, Ijhar Sheikh and Mousumi Deb from EEE, 8th Semester,
RIST. The model name was Automatic Vehicle Headlamp control using LDR and its
speciality lies in the fact accidents can be minimized by avoiding glares for
the other drivers and making obstacles visible in the path ways between the
parking space and the approaching car. It saves energy by way of changing
automatically the headlamp between high beam and low beam, it is also
cost-effective. The third model presented by Duncam Sharma was “Self Stabilized
Quadcopter” using this apparatus aerial video surveylliance can be done through
remote control, videography for movie making, institutional purpose etc can be
done in a cost-effective manner. It can also reduce human fatalities and can be
operated on battery eliminating the usage of conventional fuels.